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DOMA’s Demise Celebrated by Apple, Other Top Tech Firms (AllThingsD)
In a pair of 5-4 decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of same-sex couples in two major cases, effectively allowing federal benefits for gay couples and clearing the way for same-sex marriages in the state of California. Among progressive Silicon Valley tech companies, the reaction was incredibly positive. SocialTimes “I’m proud that our country is moving in the right direction, and I’m happy for so many of my friends and their families. #PrideConnectsUs,” Mark Zuckerberg posted on the social network he started. SocialTimes Google is showing its support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage with a rainbow doodle, but users won’t find it on the homepage. Type the phrase “gay marriage” into the search bar and watch what happens. Mashable On Twitter, celebrities weighed in on the ruling, many with virtual rainbow flags waving. Techcrunch As social media explodes in celebration over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act, it’s important to look back at how the Internet built the momentum for this historic occasion.
iOS 7 Includes New Head Gestures to Control Your iPhone (VentureBeat)
Apple’s iOS 7 beta includes new head gestures that enable users to control their iPhones by moving their heads left or right. The gestures are buried in Apple’s accessibility settings, and are currently only intended, it appears, for use by people who cannot access iPhone?s on-screen controls. 9 to 5 Mac We’ve tested this ourselves and found it to be quite accurate, but it’s quite tedious to control your device this way since it cycles through all of the options on the screen and you move your head when it is bordering around the option you want. CNet For iOS 7, Apple said it dra